2nd stage Camino Primitivo: Lugo – Santiago

  • Camino
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Price: €340

The second part of the Original Way leaves behind Asturian mountains and centers itself in the rural Galicia. In Melide the route merges with the crowded French Way.

Day 1

Lugo is one of the 7 biggest towns in Galicia and it is the only city in the world to be surrounded by completely intact Roman walls, which reach a height of 10 to 15 metres (33 to 49 ft) along a 2,117-metre (6,946 ft) circuit. Before you start a real walking, a short evening walk along the top of the walls will be a unique experience to get a taste of this medieval town.

Day 2
A Ponte Ferreira

Another long stage on the Camino – 27 km (16,5 miles). You will leave Lugo by the oldest gate in the wall. On your way you will see few small churches. You will enjoy the rural Galician environment and the freshness of the air.

Day 3

Today you will follow your route to Melide and join the pilgrims who are walking the French Route. Once in Melide you should search for a place called “pulpería” to taste the Galician specialty – the boiled octopus.

Day 4

Today you will pass through Arzúa – famous for its regional cheese, so if you’d like to try it ask for “queso” (Spanish) or “queixo” (Galician). Like Spanish wines, it has its certificate of origin: Arzúa-Ulloa. We consider it would be too easy for a fit pilgrim on the Camino Primitivo to stay in Arzua, so our recommendation for a stop is Salceda – quiet and cozy place with 100% pilgrim character.

Day 5
Santiago de Compostela

Among the patches of eucalyptus and oaks you will meet the last villages belonging to O Pino. From the top of Monte do Gozo hill you will get the first view of Santiago de Compostela. There begins a city tour that ends at the foot of the Baroque facade of the Cathedral. The Obradoiro Square is the end and the beginning. Congratulations! You’ve just made it!

Standard Accomodation May – Sep. Oct. – April
  • Hotels ** and ***
  • Boutique Hotels
per person shared 245€ 230€
single sumplement 120€ 110€


Extra nigths May – Sep. Oct. – April
Lugo per person shared
single suplement
Santiago de Compostela per person shared
single suplement


1 Person 2 Persons
Luggage Transfer 60€ 70€

Check Flights to Santiago and A Coruña

Transportation to Lugo (Taxi 1-4px)
A Coruña Airport to Hotel 100€
Santiago Airport to Hotel 120€


Transportation from Santiago (Taxi 1-4px)
Hotel to Santiago Airport 24€
Santiago to Coruña Airport 100€
Santiago to Vigo Airport 120€


The basic package includes:

  • Lodging in private inns: private room with en suite bathroom and breakfast included
  • Phone attention in Spain 24/7 while walking your Camino
  • Taxes
  • Maps of the places where you will stop
  • Official pilgrim passport(s) – issued on request (please note that you must request it at least 1 month before the pilgrimage starting date so we can send it from Santiago to your home address)